California breeding

Grade 1 Winner Spiced Perfection Named California-Bred Horse Of The Year

Grade I winner Spiced Perfection was named the 2018 California-bred Horse of the Year at the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner at the Sheraton San Gabriel on Monday, Feb. 25. Spiced Perfection is by Smiling Tiger, out of the Pleasantly Perfect mare Perfect Feat, was bred by Premier Thoroughbreds, is owned […]

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Trainer Mike Machowsky To Begin New Role As Fasig-Tipton California Representative

Fasig-Tipton has named trainer Mike Machowsky to be the company’s full-time California Representative, effective mid-February. Machowsky will no longer operate his public stable as he begins his new role, which will principally consist of promoting Fasig-Tipton’s inaugural auctions at Santa Anita, which will commence this year. “As we organize our California division, we are pleased […]

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Bloodlines Presented By Indiana Horse Racing: California Eyes Are ‘Smiling’

With a victory in the Dec. 26 La Brea Stakes at Santa Anita, Spiced Perfection became the first Grade 1 stakes winner for her sire Smiling Tiger (Hold That Tiger). The fast bay filly also is from the stallion’s first crop of runners, which propelled him into 19th place among freshman sires in 2017, and the […]

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Barretts Catalogs 86 Yearlings For Aug. 28 Select Sale

Barretts has cataloged 86 yearlings for its Select Yearling Sale scheduled for Tuesday, August 28. The afternoon session will begin at 2:00 p.m. at Del Mar’s Surfside Race Place. The majority of the yearlings catalogued are eligible for the lucrative Golden State Series in addition to the California-bred/sired Maiden Bonus program. Leading California sires and major Kentucky […]

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Miss Sunset Rolls To Easy Win In Spring Fever Stakes

Highly accomplished sprinter Miss Sunset broke on top and rolled to an impressive 2 ½ length win under Mike Smith in Sunday’s $100,000 Spring Fever Stakes at Santa Anita. Trained by Jeff Bonde, the 4-year-old California-bred daughter of Into Mischief, out of the Trippi mare Tuscan Sunset, got six furlongs versus four rival Cal-bred fillies in 1:09.92. […]

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McMahon Award For California Breeders Goes To Phil Lebherz

Phil Lebherz’s Premier Thoroughbreds LLC of San Mateo, California is the recipient of the Second annual McMahon Award given to the breeder of the leading money-winning California-bred two-year-old sold at public auction.  Premier Thoroughbreds LLC bred and raised Spiced Perfection, who led all California-bred two-year-olds of 2017 sold at public auction with earnings of $167,280. Spiced […]

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G1 Winner Misremembered Will Stand 2018 At California’s Barton Thoroughbreds

G1 Santa Anita Handicap winner Misremembered will stand the 2018 breeding season at Barton Thoroughbreds in Santa Ynez, Calif., reports drf.com. The Candy Ride son’s fee will be set at $2,500. Misremembered earned $1,306,709 on the track, winning six of his 13 starts. He won both the G2 Indiana Derby and G2 Swaps, as well as […]

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Shaman Ghost Retired From Racing, To Stand In California

Multiple Grade 1 winner Shaman Ghost has been retired from racing and will stand in California. The retirement was confirmed Monday by trainer James Jerkens on his Twitter account. In an interview last week with the BloodHorse, Frank Stronach said that the Stronach family would send three stallions to stand in California in 2018, as a part of […]

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Solid Wager Looking For Third Straight Win In Sunday’s Cary Grant Stakes

Six-year-old Solid Wager will be seeking his third straight victory in the $100,000 Cary Grant Stakes at Del Mar on Sunday when he faces nine rivals in the seven-furlong sprint for California-bred horses. Solid Wager, a gelded son of Birdonthewire owned by Barber, Barber and Stanford Stable from the powerhouse stable of trainer Peter Miller, paid $20 […]

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Tranquility Farm Launches Stallion Season Auction Nov. 18

Tranquility Farm’s 2017 Benefit Stallion Season Auction will take place from Nov. 18 through Nov. 21. Season offerings include Acclamation, Curlin to Mischief, Surf Cat, Vronsky, Einstein, Daddy Nose Best, Misremembered, Haynesfield, and others. A complete list of seasons offered and Pacific Time auction hours can be found on the home page of Tranquility Farm’s website […]

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